Gamezebo's Scores

  • Games
For 2,135 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 22% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Punch Quest
Lowest review score: 10 Battlefield 3: Aftershock
Score distribution:
2,135 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is not only one of the more charming games in recent memory; it’s one of the most impressive examples of gaming period, regardless of genre.
    • 93 Metascore
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    Atmosphere plays a huge role in Spider, and the beautifully hand drawn artwork pairs nicely with the hip soundtrack to evoke and intensify the sense of mystery that's so crucial to the game. Tiger Style's innovative iPhone debut is easily worth putting at the top your must-have game app list, and at $2.99, you simply can't go wrong.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You know it's a solid title when you're only complaint is that you want more of it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Traps n’ Gemstones is more than just another great release from Donut Games — it’s essential gaming for fans of classic back-tracking platformers. I
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Punch Quest is what an endless runner would look like if you threw it into a time machine, spat it out in the early 1990s, and put it on an SNES cartridge. This goes well beyond the (masterful) 16-bit graphics to the ethos of the game itself.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure some elements, like the happy-go-lucky soundtrack that sounds like C&C Music Factory for Kids, feel a little dated – but Sonic CD delivers everywhere that it counts. If you're a fan of the Hedgehog from way back, but have had your heart broken by other mobile ports, fret not – Sonic CD is the game you've been waiting for.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Implosion might just be the best action game that fans of the hack-and-slash genre can find on modern mobile devices.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A true work of art, in so many ways. It's smart. It's challenging. It's gorgeous. But most importantly, it's fun - dizzying, dreamy, and delightful fun.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The simple mechanics, deep strategy, and stacks of charm are balanced so perfectly together that it’s impossible to imagine a single change that could really improve upon what Sirvo has created.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s hard to really express through words or through visuals what Papa Sangre II does with the manipulation of sound, but believe me when I say that it is unbelievably unique, and just all sorts of incredible.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What Alto’s Adventure is pales in noteworthiness to what it does: imbue you with a sense a longing for a perfect digital dreamscape.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Again, Device 6’s unorthodox presentation may be off-putting at first, but stick with it, especially if you’re a fan of Year Walk. It’s a perfect accompaniment to the current Halloween atmosphere, though like any good mystery, it keeps well at any time of the year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A wonderful time sink that hasn't forgotten the principles of giving back to its players. This is a title pared down to precious few actions, but designed so well that nothing ever gets stale. A glowing, beeping slice of pure, simple fun.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    On multiple occasions I've paid three or four times as much for games that have far less to offer and aren't nearly as fun as Reckless Racing 2. It bears repeating that this game can stand proudly side-by-side with almost any arcade racer on any other platform.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its sometimes-slow battles (which honestly do speed up a bit once you gain a few levels and learn how to use your skills efficiently), Attack the Light is a solid, budget-priced RPG that gets by on its own merits regardless of how much you know about Steven Universe.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If it wasn't for the lack of local multiplayer, Ticket to Ride would easily take the crown of best iOS board game from Carcassonne. Without it though, Ticket to Ride drops from brilliantly perfect to only damned-near brilliantly perfect.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While an inaccurate title though, Pudding Panic delivers where it counts, which is in the fun department.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Asphalt 8: Airborne's numerous features and modes, including multiplayer, help round out this package. It's an easy recommendation for anyone who likes their racers a little more realistic than a cartoon kart racer, but with a healthy dose of over-the-top arcade action.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The genius of Ridiculous Fishing comes from the fact that it’s actually three tightly woven mini games in one, which tie together in one of the most magnetic compulsion loops you’ll find.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Full of variety, truly innovative, and uncompromisingly willing to mix things up, The World Ends With You: Solo Remix is a game every iOS RPG fan should have, and one every fan of the series should have all over again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The gusto with which it sets out to send no message, but rather play the part of a perfect, tactile distraction, might be a message in of itself.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy VI on mobile is a lackluster port of a great game – but thankfully, not even a "blah" remake can bring down this classic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game for the iOS platform. It is refreshingly different than most of the other puzzle titles currently on the market, and challenging at that. Moreover, with 80 or so levels, there is plenty of longevity to be had. Visually pleasing, and gratifying in almost every way, Dekovir's crystal-destroying app is one that comes highly recommended.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the best game on the App Store. Its twenty dollar price tag may seem a bit high, but the amount of detail and polish makes it easily worth the price.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bug Heroes 2 succeeds at practically everything it sets out to do. Its graphics are great (check out the detail on the bumble bee soldier's fuzzy coat), the fighters' bug-like voices are adorable, if a little hard to understand, and there's enough content to keep you busy for a while.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lords of Waterdeep remains a stellar translation of beginners’ board game mechanics with hardcore appeal.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s just in a completely different class than anything else out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It must be said that there’s some loss of nostalgia in Sorcery! 3, however. It’s an amazing game that you absolutely must play, but it’s much less of a gamebook than similar apps are.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ant Raid is a fun, quirky and beautiful title well worth owning. If you've got an iPad, the HD graphics are really a treat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of those rare gems that manages to get everything right. It's clever and goofy and charming. On top of that, the game is surprisingly addictive. Anyone who enjoys physics puzzle titles would be out of their mind to miss picking this up.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For three dollars (or five in HD)? This is a game for everyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Drive on Moscow is a triumph, a game as sweeping as the campaign it seeks to simulate. Shenandoah continue to single-handedly redefine the strategy genre on iOS, and you should get on board: the entry price looks steep but it’s worth every penny.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tales from the Borderlands is everything fans could possibly want out from a Telltale game set in the Borderlands universe.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest V has everything a decent RPG ought to be made of, and more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To make a musical analogy, your run of the mill first person shooter game is like a stupid radio pop song, and King of Dragon Pass is Miles Davis playing live jazz in some hole in the wall Paris club. Sure it's easier to enjoy the stupid radio pop song, but the people that take the time to appreciate the jazz come away with a richer experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halfbrick is one of only a handful of developers that seem to impress with every release on the App Store, and Jetpack Joyride is no exception. Is it yet another endless survival game on the App Store? Sure. But it's one that's brimming with personality, challenge, and a machine gun that you wear on your back to fly. If that doesn't say second amendment, I don't know what does.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mikey Boots is a nice reminder of a time when mobile games weren’t aiming to compete toe-to-toe with consoles and PC. When you consider the series is only a few years old, that’s kind of mind-blowing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's really hard to convey just how strange and wonderful a game Pizza vs. Skeletons truly is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though the market is full of physics puzzlers at the moment, iBlast Moki 2 manages to stand head-and-shoulders above its competition. It's incredibly clever and fun, and its stunning production values only add to the overall experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're into extreme sports, or extreme versions of extreme sports (it almost seems to B.A.S.E. jumping what Mirror's Edge is to parkour), then you should have plenty of fun playing this game. It's fun, plays well, and has quite a few (read: 47) levels to play through as you try to get the best score you can, and then beat that.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bug Heroes should be commended for its expert juggling act. In keeping intense action, strategy and RPG elements in the air simultaneously, developer Foursaken Media must have six arms of its own.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Coin Drop may seem pretty simple at first, but it's a blast and will keep most players entertained for quite some time.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the kind of game that doesn't punish you for failing, and leaves you with a great feeling of accomplishment when beating levels, especially the harder ones. A fun treat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kingdom Rush deserves a lot of goodwill, simply because it's able to make tower defense gameplay feel fresh and fun. In addition to the deep, challenging gameplay, the game's production values are simply outstanding. This is easily one of the best tower defense games currently in the App Store.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was amazed at how quickly I was sucked into the Shadow Era world.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Journey Down: Chapter Two is hard to put down, and is absolutely worth your time, regardless of if you play point-and-click adventures, though definitely check out chapter one first if possible.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A high-quality title. If you're a huge Sega fan, it's a fun trip down memory lane through games you thought Sega forgot like Jet Grind Radio, Crazy Taxi and Space Channel 5. If that last sentence makes no sense to you, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a good but flawed racing experience.
    • 89 Metascore
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    An adventure lined with missing left shoes, wrestling addicts, bi-dimensionsal spirits, an occasional Archer quote, and cheese-infused fart-monsters.
    • 89 Metascore
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    This game could sell for $35 on the 3DS and it wouldn't be out of place next to the other pieces of software available for the system.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monument Valley is a technical and aesthetic accomplishment that rewards players with beauty, originality, and grace at every turn of its ten stages.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolutely adorable, albeit frustrating physics-based game for the mobile platform.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spin Up takes that standard formula and adds in a unique take and control scheme, making the entire concept feel totally fresh once again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Letterpress manages to make a new and addicting game with elements of some familiar titles. Its extremely stripped-down look puts focus on the game, and there's a whole lot to love there. Prepare yourself before diving into this title, because you're probably not going to put it down after picking it up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For everything Infinity Blade II has added to the formula, Chair seems to have been just as quick to take something away. It's a sizable adventure to be sure, and there's no doubt it's an absolute must play – but at the same time, it feels like they're holding back content simply so they'll have something to offer as an update down the road. And when that "something" could be content that was in your last game... well... that just feels like cheating.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elf Defense is a really great game. Between the addictive gameplay, the stunning visuals, and the clever (but not necessary) in-app purchase system, developer Jellyoasis has managed to really knock this out of the park.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Arguably the best version of the game to date. With subtle enhancements of the hugely overhauled DS version, Square Enix has provided fans a reason to own the game on yet another system, and newcomers a chance to experience one of the series' greatest entries in peak form.
    • 88 Metascore
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    Hands down, Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet is one of the best action-adventure games I’ve ever played on my iPad. The game just has everything you could ever want in a mobile sidescrolling game: beautiful visuals, great gameplay, and tons of diverse environments and enemies that never seem to get old.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolute must play-it's just that there's more we'd love to see them do with it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe Danger is an extremely polished and well-developed game, so I'm going to be nitpicky for a minute as I mention some cons. For as gorgeous as the graphics are in the game, there is a disappointing lack of variety in scenery, and a very anticlimactic final level.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those are very minor qualms that shouldn’t stop you from playing Battleheart Legacy if you’re into the genre at all. The search for a really rewarding mobile-first RPG can almost be like an epic quest of its own, but even without a big flashing arrow to guide you, rest assured that it leads to this game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is silly, and it's strange, and it's simple -- and the truth is that aside from a couple of technical quibbles (and a bit of sadness, for obvious reasons, that girls don't like nerds), it's also really good. If you like puzzles like girls like robots, then you'll like Girls Like Robots.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, 80 Days is a wonderful game.
    • 88 Metascore
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    If you played the first part of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! then you already know what's in store, and if you haven't, you should! Then play this one, too – and don't forget to post those kudos when you're done.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If DrawRace was a prototype, DrawRace 2 is the finished product. Fans of the original will be tickled pink by what the sequel as to offer, and if you haven't played the first, chances are you'll be just as excited to dive in.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mikey Hooks' only real hiccup is that the controls aren't perfect. I know, I know, I said that they are some of the best platforming controls I've had the pleasure to play on a touch-screen - but they're still not spot-on. The sliding in particular feels irksome at times, especially on the later levels which require far more precision thanks to the plethora of spikes and traps scattered about the place.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From little considerations like the squish that plays proxy for haptic feedback whenever your tap, to key decisions like the game’s nostalgia-inducing voxel aesthetic, Crossy Road oozes arcade charm.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Things like the game's staggering variety of levels (endless wave, time challenge, maze-making), total lack of in-app payments, massive scope, and sense of whimsy... you'll experience all of that when you pick up the game.
    • 88 Metascore
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    It is with no hesitation that I say Rayman Jungle Run is a must-own title for every iOS user. Its bite-sized structure fits perfectly on iOS, and Ubisoft has done a fantastic job crafting a complex experience that works perfectly with a touch screen interface.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An unfortunately mixed bag. It looks and sounds great, but the writing seems haphazard, the gameplay feels clunky at best (and buggy at worst) and its online reliability is sporadic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With any luck, a future update will help Dr. Lord Evilstein find some tolerance for your mistakes, and Castle Doombad will go on being a lively and fun tower defense game that contributes some interesting ideas to the genre.
    • 88 Metascore
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    Rules! is that sort of lightning in a bottle that only comes along every so often. I’d rank it right up there with Threes!, and not just because both games so gleefully abuse exclamation points.
    • 88 Metascore
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    The game provides a genuine Dead Space experience while simultaneously raising the bar for triple A titles on the iPhone.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an Angry Birds game, it's great. As a Star Wars tie-in, it's great. Overall, Angry Birds Star Wars is everything you were hoping for, and it handily proves skeptics wrong.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Equal parts Flight Control and Metal Gear Solid, Spy Mouse proves that line-drawing games can be much, much more than simple Flight Control clones. The levels are ingenious, the stealth puzzle gameplay is inspired, and the difficulty curve makes it accessible for players of any level.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the crowning jewel, though, is the way that form mirrors function in this evocative outing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stickets offers endless chances for improvement and entertainment; I made the right choice sticking with door number one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if Does Not Commute winds up being a bit too repetitive for your tastes, you certainly won’t forget the time you spend with it. That’s high praise for any game on the hyper-crowded App Store.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only real complaint to be had with Groove Coaster is that there isn't more of it.
    • 87 Metascore
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    From the first breezy stage to the last blisteringly difficult one, Bean Dreams is replete with sprites and sounds that twinkle and bloop in just the right way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FIFA 12 goes a long way towards proving me wrong, providing a genuinely compelling gameplay experience and presentation that, while not up to the same standard as its console brethren, does a very good job regardless. FIFA 12 is a nice way to get your FIFA fix on the go.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The highest compliment I can pay to Catch-22 is that it feels like it was ripped right from the universe of the Rand and Robyn Miller's Myst.
    • 87 Metascore
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    It’s the kind of game you’ll sit down to play one session of, and the next thing you know you’ve killed the battery on your phone.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visually, Starfront is pretty stunning.
    • 87 Metascore
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    And if it weren't enough that their game was spectacular, One Man Left have gone and proven to be some of the most classy designers out there, integrating a seamless chat system and game center friend request button alongside easy-to-navigate menus.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As popular as the series is, some evolution needs to happen if it wants to have the long term staying power of a Mario or a Pac-Man. In Rio, we're starting to see the first glimmer of that evolution.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Before playing Eclipse I believed that what it set out to achieve was nigh impossible. The board game offers many things that seem mutually incompatible. The app squeezes a game needing acres of table into an iPad screen. You’ll need dedication to experience this marvel: the rules are complex, the strategy makes your head hurt and the app isn’t as good as it should be at making the game accessible. But if you’re up to the challenge, the effort you put into this game will be rewarded a hundredfold in terms of entertainment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the control issues, I had a permanent grin during my time with Blast-A-Way. It builds up to more difficult elements -- like portals -- with an incredible level of tact, and it respects the player's intelligence in a way you don't always see in the puzzle genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the game would've sped up the dialogue, I don't think I would've had anything to complain about. Still, it's a minor blemish on an otherwise fantastic title.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the perfect way to while away the hours during seasonal family visits.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Stickman Golf 2 combines two potentially dull themes - stickmen and golf - and comes away with a solid and hugely entertaining mobile game. Who would have thunk it!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls in Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage are easy enough to get used to given time, however. Between the game’s good humor, varied gameplay, and interesting puzzles, it’d be a shame to sit out this voyage, even though hitting an iceberg is inevitable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As it stands, this is the ideal game to take with you on a plane ride, or curl up with on a weekend, but I can’t see myself returning for the sake of pursuing arbitrary goals.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In a pinch, it's great for a quick Star Fox fix. Beyond that, it's an amazing arcade shooter that's easy to lose yourself in. I'm heading back in; all aircraft report.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rather than simply porting the classics of their catalogue, Fantasy Flight Games has paired a new print release with a great digital version that should have no problem moving boxed copies of their latest game. It's a far lengthier experience than most mobile gamers will be used to in a single session, but after spending an hour in the world of Elder Sign: Omens, you'll begin to wonder how the world could survive without you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its quick pace, combined with the simple fun of line-drawing, makes it a must-play, particularly for people that need to waste small bursts of time during a commute.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was so pleased to find that the core experience of the game is still there, big heads and all.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, the game has the inevitable major corporation influence, but at the very core, there’s a genuine challenge to try and tackle.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some people may decry the lack of variety involved (the game only offer two modes – endless and time attack), but games like this don't need to be anything more than what they are to be a success. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some monsters to feed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those of you who enjoy racing games, I can’t recommend AG Drive enough to you. While being limited to three vehicles may seem a bit lame, they each have their own special ability and handle differently each time you upgrade them, so you get plenty to tweak as you progress through the game’s levels.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its generic nature, Swordigo is an enjoyable game in the spirit of classic console games delivered in a handheld package perfect for long play sessions or quick bite-sized moments.